Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Higgins or Dr. Losiewicz to discuss the nature of your injury, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for our doctors to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how Metro Denver Accident and Injury Center can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Higgins or Dr. Losiewicz will perform a complete chiropractic and physical examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Higgins or Dr. Losiewicz will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- How can you help me?
- How often do I need to come in?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, our doctors will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. Higgins and Dr. Losiewicz will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of the Report of Findings a treatment may be performed. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Early in the treatment a Dynamic Surface EMG will be performed to evaluate your spinal range of motion and muscle spasm, tension, and guarding. This will be performed at the end of treatment to evaluate your progress.
With more severe whiplash or neck injuries a Digital Motion X-ray (DMX) will be performed to evaluate the neck for permanent spinal ligament damage.